Create Bootable USB Drive Of Linux with UNetbootin



UNetbootin is a freeware which allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions. It works on Windows as well as Linux and it can automate the process of Downloading and installing the Linux distro on your USB drive so you always a a ready OS wherever you go.

You can use it to create a bootable Live USB drive or you can also do a ‘frugal install’ on your local hard disk if you don’t have a USB drive. It can automatically download the ISO files of distributions and load them up or you can also use an ISO file which you have on your hard disk. You can even use other kernel/initrd files if you have. It usage is very simple. Just select the Linux distribution which you want to download or select an ISO file from the hard drive. Select the USB drive or the hard drive and it will be ready. It can also be used to load various other system utilities like Parted Magic, NTPasswd etc. It might take some time to get your USB drive ready but then you can use it to boot from your USB drive.

There are a lot of other ways in which you can do the same but this makes it very easier to create a bootable USB drive. It works on Windows 2000/XP/Vista and also on Linux. It is a freeware.

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2 Comments

  1. Piyush says:

    great post buddy…
    this is what i was looking for from past a few days… will surely try it out later tonight..